Skip to comments.Taste And See That The Lord Is Good
Posted on 05/15/2012 7:36:53 PM PDT by Frank Broom
It is time for the children of God to be partakeers of his divine nature. When Adam sinned he disconnected from God and connected to Satan. He exchanged his nature of being righteous in exchange for the nature of sin. And everyone born after him was born with that sin nature. But, as soon as Adam sinned God had a plan to get things back. Just as you were born in sin God came up with a plan for man to be born again. In your sin nature you are connected to Satan and the things of that nature- the curse, sin, sickness, depression, poverty, fear. In your righteous nature you are connected to God and all the things of that nature- the blessing, health, prosperity, peace, faith. So as a born again christian you have a right to the life of Christ Jesus. Because of what Jesus did on the cross you can exchange the devils nature for the nature of God. Jesus said he came for you to have life and have it more abundantly.
Jesus said, "I am the vine, ye are the branches." You don't have a healthy, prosperous vine and poor, sick branches. In the sin nature you are do the wages of sin, death (Romans 6:23). But, in your righteous nature you are do the wages of righteousness, life (Romans 5:17). All the things of Adams nature got passed down so likewise all the things of Jesus are passed down to those with that nature(those that are in Christ). So his peace, faith, joy, health, wisdom are passed down when you are connected(the vine and branches). Jesus came to bring man God's way of life. And one of the biggest jobs is renewing you mind to the things of God. For by the renewing of your mind you are transformed from the things of the world into the things of God (Romans 12:2).
Do you know you have a right to be healed, delivered, prosperous, blessed. That's right I said you have a right to those things because the blood of Jesus paid for them. And what you have a right to you are free to receive. For example, you take a friend out to eat and you decide to pay for the buffet and they have all kinds of food laid out. And you both come back to the table and all they have is one piece of food, what's the first thing you say? That's all you want. Why, because you want them to partake of all that's laid out for them. As a matter of fact the more they take the better you feel. So imagine how Jesus feel, he died for you to be healed and you put up with sickness, he died for you to be prosperous and you put with lack, he died for you to be free and you keep putting up with that bondage. Healing, deliverance, prosperity, and blessing are all on the buffet, receive. So, how do you receive from God's buffet first you have to believe God's word. Second you have to get your mouth involved "A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth" (Proverbs 13:2). So, you are going to have to start speaking "By whose stripes I am healed" (2Peter 2:24), "My God shall supply all my need according to his riches in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19), "Christ hath redeemed me from the curse of the law" (Galatians 3:13). That's why the word says, "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so" (Psalm 107:2). God invites you to taste and see that He is good (Psalm 34:8). What did you do to be a sinner, nothing. What do you do to be righteous, nothing, but receive Jesus as your Lord and saviour. Because it's all about what Jesus did. How do you receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you believe God raised Jesus from the dead and confess him as your Lord and Saviour (Romans 10:9,10). Come and take your first taste and see that God is good.
Prayer: Dear Father I believe Jesus died for my sins on the cross and that you raised him from the dead and I confess now that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. Amen
Salvation is indeed the free gift of God through Jesus by the faith He gives to us.
Although the Lord does give us what we need, we are not assured of “smooth sailing” in this world, any more than the first century saints were, and we know that our very heads may literally—physically—be required of us at the hands of the forces of Hell, but we also know that in the very end, through Him, WE WIN.
God bless you and keep you, Mr. Broom.
Amen and God Bless you .....
23 Then he said to them all: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
From a letter on the martyrdom of Saint Polycarp by the Church of Smyrna (Cap. 13,2-15,2; Funk 1, 297-299)
When the pyre was ready, Polycarp took off all his clothes and loosened his under-garment. He made an effort also to remove his shoes, though he had been unaccustomed to this, for the faithful always vied with each other in their haste to touch his body. Even before his martyrdom he had received every mark of honor in tribute to his holiness of life.
There and then he was surrounded by the material for the pyre. When they tried to fasten him also with nails, he said: Leave me as I am. The one who gives me strength to endure the fire will also give me strength to stay quite still on the pyre, even without the precaution of your nails. So they did not fix him to the pyre with nails but only fastened him instead. Bound as he was, with hands behind his back, he stood like a mighty ram, chosen out for sacrifice from a great flock, a worthy victim made ready to be offered to God.
Looking up to heaven, he said: Lord, almighty God, Father of your beloved and blessed Son Jesus Christ, through whom we have come to the knowledge of yourself, God of angels, of powers, of all creation, of all the race of saints who live in your sight, I bless you for judging me worthy of this day, this hour, so that in the company of the martyrs I may share the cup of Christ, your anointed one, and so rise again to eternal life in soul and body, immortal through the power of the Holy Spirit. May I be received among the martyrs in your presence today as a rich and pleasing sacrifice. God of truth, stranger to falsehood, you have prepared this and revealed it to me and now you have fulfilled your promise.
I praise you for all things, I bless you, I glorify you through the eternal priest of heaven, Jesus Christ, your beloved Son. Through him be glory to you, together with him and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. When he had said Amen and finished the prayer, the officials at the pyre lit it. But, when a great flame burst out, those of us privileged to see it witnessed a strange and wonderful thing. Indeed, we have been spared in order to tell the story to others. Like a ships sail swelling in the wind, the flame became as it were a dome encircling the martyrs body. Surrounded by the fire, his body was like bread that is baked, or gold and silver white-hot in a furnace, not like flesh that has been burnt. So sweet a fragrance came to us that it was like that of burning incense or some other costly and sweet-smelling gum.
Here is our true prosperity. I hope and pray that if it comes to this We will have at least half of this man's fortitude in Christ. His witness speaks still so many centuries ago till even today.
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